Human Performance Institute Opens New Global HQ

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL helps people expand and maximize their energy for high performance and resilience at work and in life.

Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute®1 has announced the opening of its new global headquarters in Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, FL. The campus blends Design Thinking with the science of human performance in a holistic, multi-sensory approach to enhance the end-to-end Human Performance Institute® experience. In the immersive course, participants learn how to perform in the face of stress, while also maintaining their health, well-being, and sense of purpose.

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The new Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL.

“Johnson & Johnson’s investment in enhancing its Human Performance Institute experience in Lake Nona is a direct reflection of our company’s purpose to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity,” said Lowinn Kibbey, global head of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.2 “Enabling well-being is central to achieving this. The short, but intensive experiences we offer at Human Performance Institute have been clinically proven to elevate well-being by inspiring purposeful living and fostering sustained improvements in participants’ energy levels.”

Johnson & Johnson has been a part of the Orlando community for nearly 30 years, dating back to when Human Performance Institute co-founders Dr. Jim Loehr and Dr. Jack Groppel opened the doors to the first facility in the 1990s. Since then, thousands have experienced the science-based training solutions offered by world-class behavioral, exercise and nutrition experts at Human Performance Institute® to help them expand and maximize their energy for high performance and resilience at work and in life.

“Based on decades of research, results and insights, and true to Human Performance Institute’s purpose, the redesigned experience reflects the particular combination of ‘grace’ and ‘guts’ we recognize is needed to unleash human potential and achieve peak performance,” said Ernesto Quinteros, chief strategic design officer at Johnson & Johnson.3 “Throughout the new global headquarters, we have employed a holistic, multi-sensory design approach that sets intention, hones focus and creates meaningful experiences that promote behavior change, which our participants can call upon even after they leave the facility.”

The LEED-certified training and research facility doubles Human Performance Institute’s teaching capacity and puts experience through:

  • Floor to ceiling windows that deliver clear views of nature and allow natural light to illuminate community spaces, applying biophilic design principles that can reduce stress and improve well-being;
  • Curated scent and sound inspiration that energizes and relaxes participants at different points throughout their on-campus experience to help create long-term rituals, drawing upon science that links smell and hearing to memory;
  • A larger fitness center, Official Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout® App stations and an outdoor workout space; and
  • Interactive reflections, including a mindfulness walking path with a 16-second meditation, that offer the opportunity to recover and reset in today’s 24/7, always “on” world.

“As technology continues to blur the lines between our personal and professional lives, it will be more important than ever for organizations to treat corporate well-being as a business imperative,” said Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte.4 “Employees bring their best selves to work when they feel energized and supported by their organizations, and this is achieved when companies create a well-being culture that evolves with the needs of its people.”

In October 2018, Human Performance Institute opened its first facility outside the United States in Singapore to bring its courses to individuals, teams, and organizations in that region.

1 Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute® is a division of Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc.
2 Lowinn Kibbey is employed by Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc.
3 Ernesto Quinteros is employed by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
4 Deloitte works with Johnson & Johnson as well as other entities as it continues to evolve its corporate well-being.